Jackson County Newswire

Jackson County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Jackson County, IL.

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  1. Loved Ones of Mentally Ill Concerned With Civil CommitmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    ... he would assault and kill them, Rater learned from a police report on the incident. Coburn was taken to the Jackson County Jail then moved to the psychiatric unit at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, which offers short-term care. Rater tried to ...

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  2. State's attorney: Carbondale officer involved shooting justifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | KFVS12

    The Jackson County State's Attorney said a Carbondale Illinois, police officer's response to a shooting incident on October 21 was fully justified under the circumstances. State's Attorney Michael Carr said the criminal case involving the original shots fired remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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  3. Timothy Krajcir's youngest victim speaks about sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | KFVS12

    ... after Ambrose's parents learned what had been happening. That indecent liberties charge was combined to build Jackson County's first-ever case under Illinois' Sexually Dangerous Person Act. Ambrose assumed Krajcir's sex crimes didn't extent beyond ...

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  4. One injured in rollover wreck near MurphysboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | Magic 95.1

    According to The Jackson County Sheriff's Office, 31 year old William Wyatt was travelling north on Dallas Road Sunday when he ran off the road, overturned, and struck a utility pole.

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  5. Man accused of murder in 2014 death of SIU student appears in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | KFVS12

    An Eldorado, Illinois man facing a murder charge in the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese appeared in court on Monday, November 13. In court, the lead detective in the case testified and several pieces of evidence were presented, like videotaped statements and Tweets allegedly sent by Gaege Bethune. Bethune, 22, was arraigned in a Jackson County courtroom on Tuesday, July 18. Bethune was indicted on two counts of felony first-degree murder on July 13 after a grand jury evaluated potential charges in the case.

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  6. Son appears in court, accused of murdering Murphysboro, IL coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | KFVS12

    On Thursday, September 21, Keith Ritcheson pleaded not guilty on all four murder counts in connection with the murder of his parents. Ritcheson, the man accused of shooting and killing both of his parents was in Jackson County court again on Nov. 13. Online court records show, he had a status hearing.

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  7. Carbondale and Salukis collect coats for kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 12 | KFVS12

    ... by the Carbondale Police Department's Victims' Advocate with assistance from the Victims' Advocates of Jackson County. The event provides gifts and toys at reduced costs to the families of 100 children from at-risk or under-privileged families ...

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  8. Grand Tower man under arrest for holding a woman against her will, fleeing policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | Magic 95.1

    A Grand Tower has been for arrested after police say he held a woman against her will and then led police on a slow speed chase. It all started at 3:15 PM Thursday when the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call from a woman who said that an armed 29 year old Keith Ticer had been holding her against her will inside of Grand Tower's Cardinal Corner convenience store.

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  9. Grand Tower man behind bars after running from policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 8 | KFVS12

    A Grand Tower, Illinois man was taken to jail after a short pursuit on Nov. 9, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Investigators say around 3:15 p.m. the sheriff's office got a call from the Cardinal Corner convenience store in Grand Tower saying she had escaped after being held against her will.

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  10. 3 guns recovered after reported burglary in Johnston CityRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 8 | KFVS12

    ... e found. The guns were found in a home in rural Carbondale by members of the Johnston City Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the ILEAS Tact Team.

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  11. Jackson County school board launches investigation into board memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 31 | WTVM

    "I move for the board's secretary to give notice to board member West of the board's intention to investigate certain actions on his behalf, to provide him an opportunity to respond to the findings and then to determine whether or not a censure or a reprimand would be appropriate," said Gorham.

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  12. Teen killed in train-vehicle collision near CarbondaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 2 | Sedalia Democrat

    Cody L. Robertson, 18, died after he drove through the railroad crossing at the intersection of U.S. 51 North and Helm Road and was struck by a southbound train, the Jackson County Sheriff's office said.

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  13. Mustache Dash 5K To Benefit American Cancer SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 1 | Magic 95.1

    ... out their facial hair for the 5K during the month of November and share their progress on Relay For Life of Jackson County Carbondale's Facebook page. If you can't grow facial hair grab your best costume mustache or beard and join in on the fun! ...

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  14. Deputies on scene of train vs. vehicle crash near CarbondaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 31 | KFVS12

    Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a vehicle on Wednesday, November 1.

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  15. Carbondale Police looking to identify Macy's theft suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 26 | KFVS12

    ... ay also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).

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  16. 1 charged in Carbondale armed robbery; may be connected to string of armed robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | KFVS12

    Michael C. Carr, Jackson County State's Attorney says Eckles has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Jackson County on charges of armed robbery and aggravated robbery. According to Carr, while acting with others, took money and cigarettes and threatened an employee.

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  17. 1 arrested in Carbondale Circle K armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | KFVS12

    ... have been investigating these robberies in Southern IL within the last three months. Detectives obtained a Jackson County arrest warrant charging Arthur Eckles Jr, 42, of Calumet City, IL for the Circle K robbery. Edward Lydic, a regular at this ...

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  18. Carbondale man sentenced for selling heroin, fentanylRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr, 34 year old Kenneth Neal sold heroin and fentanyl to a confidential source working with the Carbondale Police Department in September of 2016.

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  19. 2 hurt in crash involving squad car in Jackson Co., ILRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | KFVS12

    A two-vehicle crash in Jackson County, Illinois sent two people to the hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2:51 p.m. According to Illinois State Police, a deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department was driving east on Old IL Route 13 with lights and siren on. He was en route to a domestic violence call.

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  20. A crash involving a police car injured 2 in Jackson Co., ILRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | KFVS12

    A two-vehicle crash in Jackson County, Illinois injured two people on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2:51 p.m. On Old IL. Rt. 13 at Youngman Rd., Jackson County a 2016 Ford Taurus Squad Car driven by 39-year-old Delano Scott and a 2001 Buick Century 23-year-old Jessica N. Taylor collided.

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